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National Defence Act

Version of section 203.1 from 2018-09-01 to 2022-06-19:

Marginal note:Fundamental purposes of sentencing

  •  (1) The fundamental purposes of sentencing are

    • (a) to promote the operational effectiveness of the Canadian Forces by contributing to the maintenance of discipline, efficiency and morale; and

    • (b) to contribute to respect for the law and the maintenance of a just, peaceful and safe society.

  • Marginal note:Objectives

    (2) The fundamental purposes shall be achieved by imposing just sanctions that have one or more of the following objectives:

    • (a) to promote a habit of obedience to lawful commands and orders;

    • (b) to maintain public trust in the Canadian Forces as a disciplined armed force;

    • (c) to denounce unlawful conduct;

    • (d) to deter offenders and other persons from committing offences;

    • (e) to assist in rehabilitating offenders;

    • (f) to assist in reintegrating offenders into military service;

    • (g) to separate offenders, if necessary, from other officers or non-commissioned members or from society generally;

    • (h) to provide reparations for harm done to victims or to the community; and

    • (i) to promote a sense of responsibility in offenders, and an acknowledgment of the harm done to victims and to the community.

  • 2013, c. 24, s. 62

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